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  • Summary: The infamous schemer, Wario, is back!

    Play his brand-new microgame collection, where you'll have seconds to complete 300 different microgames. Better think fast to succeed! You'll use the touchscreen, tilt the system, push buttons, and rock the mic as you laugh through fully voiced
    The infamous schemer, Wario, is back!

    Play his brand-new microgame collection, where you'll have seconds to complete 300 different microgames. Better think fast to succeed! You'll use the touchscreen, tilt the system, push buttons, and rock the mic as you laugh through fully voiced stories featuring new and classic characters!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Oct 26, 2018
    91
    WarioWare Gold is a wonderful addition to the 3DS library at such a late point in the system’s life cycle. Its presentation is largely brilliant, with bright, bold, punchy animations and a seemingly endless variety of visual styles within the microgames themselves. Although some of the magic of the classic microgames is lost thanks to the needless graphical facelifts they’ve been given, overall the vast amounts of chaos and hilarity occurring on-screen is gorgeous. With a litany of modes and content to unlock, veteran and rookie players alike will be occupied for hours trying to see everything that the title has to offer.
  2. Aug 6, 2018
    85
    WarioWare Gold manages to be one of the most consistently enjoyable and funny 3DS games in recent memory.
  3. NF Magazine
    Sep 5, 2018
    85
    If you enjoyed past WarioWare games, you won't want to miss this. [Issue #35 – September/October 2018, p. 63]
  4. Jul 31, 2018
    80
    It's a true greatest hits package that showcases Wario's unique weirdo vibe, and this style of play remains inventive and thrilling 15 years after the original Game Boy Advance game. We're still hoping for an entirely new title on Switch in the future, but for now Gold is a compelling, generous victory lap.
  5. Aug 6, 2018
    80
    While I wish WarioWare Gold had more new than old, it’s definitely the ultimate package of microgames that will give any fan of WarioWare something to truly enjoy.
  6. Jul 26, 2018
    75
    300 mini-games and a lot of fun. That what’s anyone can expect from any WarioWare game, and that’s what WarioWare Gold delivers. Even if some of them are a bit confusing at first, and you’ll probably get bored soon enough.
  7. Aug 15, 2018
    50
    WarioWare Gold slightly redeems itself only after you've suffered through the feeble punchlines of the Story mode and have unlocked Challenge mode.

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  1. Aug 3, 2018
    10
    Look im new to the wario ware games but i will say best 3ds game of 2018 and best wario ware games the story mode is ware it shines its reallyLook im new to the wario ware games but i will say best 3ds game of 2018 and best wario ware games the story mode is ware it shines its really fun and the cutscenes are really cool the process is interesting
    Arcade is just as fun waxthing the cutscene over and over if your a fan or new player this is a must buy
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    Great deep big big game that is fun and addictive. When I read the critics who are disappointed by saying the game is a rehash of just oldGreat deep big big game that is fun and addictive. When I read the critics who are disappointed by saying the game is a rehash of just old games, they just dont get it. Once you beat the warm-up story mode, the game enters the true-meat and potatoes: 9 original challenges modes that add a new dimension to the way you play Wario Ware. For the SNEAKY GAMER mode alone, where you must beat mini games though need to keep an eye out for mom so she doesnt catch you playing, it's worth the money. Each mode adds a creative rule set that truly makes playing this game addictive. And, the TOY ROOM adds another big dimension, as you collect many different digital toys, cards, and, best of all, around 30 mini-games that, by themselves, will give you hours of fun play.

    ALSO! if you 100% all the collectible items (which is not easy to do but fun to do), you get this very cool, deep turn-based card game. That nobody even knew was in the game! Called Wario Kard (get it?) !

    Game so worth $32 at Best Buy Gamer's Unlocked. If this is 3DS Swan Song, the console is going out with a bang!
  3. Aug 5, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is definitely one of the best games on the 3DS. It has so much content. Wario finally talks and talks a lot. I just love it. They upgraded the old microgames and added some new ones. The old ones feel like new to me because they look so much better and they changed the way to play some of them. To mix things a little bit they added some challenges, missions and modes. I'm personally happy sneaky gamer is back from game and Wario. 5-volt ain't a normal mom lol! The game includes several minigames too. They're short and simple but very fun. I liked Ashley's one a lot. I couldn't recommend more this game to everyone.
  4. Aug 4, 2018
    9
    I am a big fan of the WarioWare series, and have played most of them. This game has some very good firsts for the series. first of all, whileI am a big fan of the WarioWare series, and have played most of them. This game has some very good firsts for the series. first of all, while most of the voice acting doesn't perfectly reflect that from previous entries in the series, the fact that this game has full voice acting almost completely makes me disregard that. This is the first game in the series to have voice acting besides the infrequent "great" which is very neat. Another thing which has changed is the overall designs of the characters, which has turned to a more simplistic art-style, which i am not the most fond of, however i do not really mind them very much. This game, like most others in the series, only takes at most a few hours to finish, however, like all of the other games in the series, is almost completely made up for in the fact that these games have astounding replay-ability. To be noted, most of, if not all of the micro-games are remakes from previous entries in the series, making it more of a collection of the series's past, which to someone who is new to the series doesn't really matter. On the other side many of the micro-games are reworked to fit the 3DS. For example some where you'd have a wii remote and twist it like a key, now require you to turn the 3DS. This makes most of the more memorable micro-games of mine feel more refreshing in this iteration. This game would be more challenging than entries in the past if it weren't for the fact that when through your first play-through, you can continue for 100 coins. Coins in this game are not at all even close to scarce, as you win 600 each story mode level, which sort of took away the fun for me. While there is the challenge mode which is unlocked after beating the story, I'd really have rather there not have been a continue option, which hasn't been in other entries in the series. Overall this isn't my favorite in the series, that spot would be taken by Smooth Moves for the Wii, I'd likely put this as my 3rd favorite in the series. Overall this is a great game, which has sadly been released near the end of the 3DS's lifespan. I hope that this will gain enough sales in order for them to think of creating a switch installment in the series!
  5. Aug 11, 2018
    9
    I really like all the minigames they brought back and they resonate well with the 3DS. Wario speaking so much is surreal so no complaintsI really like all the minigames they brought back and they resonate well with the 3DS. Wario speaking so much is surreal so no complaints about the voice acting either.
  6. Aug 9, 2018
    9
    This is the first WarioWare game I've ever played, and I have to say I absolutely fell in love with it, and I wish I hadn't missed out onThis is the first WarioWare game I've ever played, and I have to say I absolutely fell in love with it, and I wish I hadn't missed out on previous games in the series.

    As the box art suggests, there are around 300 different microgames, and there are very few that I didn't like. With such a variety of games, there are likely to be quite a few that you'll enjoy.

    The story mode, while short, has cutscenes with full voice acting that's surprisingly decent, and I've grown to really like a lot of the characters. The cutscenes have also gotten a good laugh out of me.

    Once you've finished the story mode, there's plenty of extra content to help you get the best bang for your buck. This includes a bunch of collectibles, extra modes, some additional mini-games, and a bunch of missions where you have to complete specific tasks, and you will be rewarded with coins.

    As a Nintendo Switch owner, this game really shows that 3DS family systems still have some life in Q3 2018. It takes advantage of some of the 3DS's features that the Switch doesn't have. Such as dual screens, and the built in microphone.

    In conclusion, I would recommend this game to anyone with a 3DS family system. It's really fun, whether you're playing in long sessions, or just want a little time waster, and has tons of extra content to give you a good bang for your buck.
  7. Oct 13, 2018
    8
    Nice old collection of all the microgames but with a new story! It was fun(ny) to play this game... Just love how creative the microgames are.

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